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Run for speed, fitness

Local Sports

Time seems to have slowed down for a lot of high school athletes with schools closed, sports on hold and team workouts canceled. A battle for area athletes is making sure they themselves don’t slow down — literally. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to the Ohio High School Athletic ...

Sudden end to senior season

YSU Sports

Collin Harden had been nursing an injured hamstring. The Youngstown State University senior track and field athlete knew he’d be fine for the first couple of meets. He’s better now, but there’s no season for the Girard High School graduate. All spring college sports have been out of ...

Steelers make adjustments in draft planning

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn’t concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic altering his team’s preparations for the 2020 draft. Colbert is well aware there are far larger issues facing the country than whether he and coach Mike Tomlin get to bound from ...

Browns to sign DE Clayborn

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns plan to sign veteran free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $6 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Clayborn, who spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons, has agreed to terms on a ...

Bender first of trio to reach 1,000

High School Sports

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding girls basketball team posted its best season in program history last winter, finishing 22-3 and finishing as runner-up in the Division I district tournament. It’s the kind of success eighth-year coach Frank Caputo envisioned a few years ago when the talented ...

Lifting with limits

Local Sports

WARREN — Doing push-ups and sit-ups can get old really quickly for athletes who aren’t exactly sure how to stay in shape during Ohio’s stay-at-home order. Breaking up the monotony is possible. In fact, Youngstown State University assistant strength and conditioning coach Terry Grossetti ...

McDonald coach steps down

High School Sports

McDonald Athletic Director Randy Riccitelli announced Monday that Blue Devils boys basketball coach Jeff Rasile will not return next season. He finishes his coaching career with a 386-98 record. Rasile led McDonald to six district championships, including a regional final appearance in ...

YSU happy with NCAA decision

Local Sports

The wait was about three hours on social media. Type in NCAA eligibility. Refresh. Click latest on Twitter and see everyone else waiting. Cue the Jeopardy theme music. The couple of house they had to wait wasn’t nearly as long as what NCAA Division I athletes have endured the past two ...

Spring sport athletes given extra eligibility

Local Sports

The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring-sport athletes ...

Penguins looking forward

Local Sports

The notification goes off on Darius Quisenberry’s phone. It’s his teammate, Naz Bohannon. The two connect with one another, reliving good times from this past season, catching up with one another. They cannot get together, shoot around in the Beeghly Center in Youngstown. Their ...

YSU recruit starred in W.Va.

Local Sports

WHEELING, W. Va. — When it comes to hard work, Wheeling Park’s Alex Vargo personifies it. When he’s not practicing during a scheduled team practice or playing a game, he’s in the gym continuing to try to improve his skills. His play during his tenure as a Patriot was impressive ...

Working at home

Local Sports

Home training First in a series of stories on how athletes can stay in shape during Ohio’s “stay-at-home” order issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Terry Grossetti is the strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State University, and the former Slippery Rock football ...

All-County teams named

Local Sports

The 2019-20 All-County basketball teams for Mahoning and Trumbull counties as voted by the sports staff of the Vindicator and Tribune Chronicle from coaches’ nominations (with school, height, year and scoring average): Trumbull County GIRLS DIVISIONS I-II ¯ Player of the year: Faith ...

Future of racing in good hands in area

Local Sports

The future of auto racing relies on the youth. With that being said, let’s showcase four very promising young area racers. Many of the top racers in the world started in go-karts and that’s where these youngsters are involved. Jackson Yoho, a second-grader in the Crestview school ...

Record of 61 points still stands for Carr

Local Sports

Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU’s Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara’s Calvin Murphy, Purdue’s Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure’s Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others ...

Running to YSU

Local Sports

Maria Dellimuti just came off of a 7-mile, solitary run. It’s what the Howland High School senior does: stay motivated and on schedule. It’s that kind of determination that helped her become the runner she is today. Off-season? There really isn’t one for this multi-sport ...

Area fishing is business as usual

Sport columns

As tumultuous as our world has become in March, it is difficult to imagine a time and place where things are normal. Remember normal? Not so long ago, people took things like going to work, the store, school, church and whatever for granted. Watching a live ball game on TV was just a ...

Fryer’s mark was ‘best memory’

Local Sports

Aneziah Fryer wanted to be a leader during her final campaign on the Niles McKinley High School girls basketball team. Setting the bar high for her teammates and working with the next generation of Red Dragons is something that was important for the Niles senior, who’ll soon be moving on to ...

Steelers glad to bring home OL

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Six months ago, Stefen Wisniewski’s Sundays consisted of watching the NFL on TV wondering if his phone was ever going to ring. The veteran offensive lineman tried not to fixate on the circumstances that led to him sitting on the couch. “You try not to drive yourself crazy ...

Bristol’s Church surpasses 1,000

High School Sports

The basketball program at Bristol High School has seen many skilled players walk the halls over the years. Senior Matt Church is the latest to reach the 1,000-point mark. Getting here wasn’t an easy endeavor. Church came into the program as a 6-foot-3 freshman who hadn’t developed his ...